High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Alzheimer's; New Study

March 20, 2013

High blood pressure probably raises your chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but, if you control your natural predisposition to hypertension, you could also delay your chance of developing AD. The University of Texas at Dallas released a study on Monday which confirmed the link.

While lead author Dr. Karen Rodrigue said that further work will still be needed, the new findings emphasize the importance of controlling high blood pressure — which is already known to be critical to prevent strokes and heart attacks.